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State Warns of Suspected Mortgage ScamPosted on July 8, 2020 in News
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority — HGIA is warning its borrowers and the public of a suspected mortgage scam being carried out by an entity using a name similar to that of HGIA.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Small Business Regulatory Review Board Elects 2020-2021 OfficersPosted on June 24, 2020 in News
Small Business Regulatory Review Board — DBEDT's Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) has announced its officers for fiscal year 2020 to 2021.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Hawaii May See Double Digit Economic Downturn in 2020Posted on May 22, 2020 in News
DBEDT released its second quarter 2020 Statistical and Economic Report today. In the report, DBEDT projected that Hawaii’s economic growth will fall by 12.1 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
HSEO Launches Web Page to Share Information on New Round of Renewable ProjectsPosted on May 15, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — HSEO launched a web page today to provide information on the 13 solar-plus-storage and three standalone storage projects announced by the Hawaiian Electric Companies.
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Innovate Hawaii
HTDC Awards $2M in Grants to 42 Local Tech & Manufacturing CompaniesPosted on April 17, 2020 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC announced that it has awarded nearly $2 million in grants to 42 local technology and manufacturing companies for fiscal year 2020.
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Green Energy Market Securitization
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority Board Approves GEMS Loan DeferralsPosted on March 30, 2020 in News
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority — HGIA's Board of Directors has approved an emergency postponement of loan payments for GEMS Program direct loans and on-bill loans in an effort to lessen the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on residents and businesses in Hawaii.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program AnnouncedPosted on March 16, 2020 in News
Update: March 18, 2020 — SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance is coordinating with the Hawaii Governor’s Office to certify the state for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Hawaii Economy at Slower Growth in 2020, Improvements in 2021Posted on March 12, 2020 in News
DBEDT released its first quarter 2020 Statistical and Economic Report today. In the report, DBEDT lowered Hawaii’s economic growth forecast for 2020 to 0.5 percent from the 1.2 percent projected in the 4th quarter of 2019.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
State Senate Confirms Scott Glenn as Hawaii’s First Chief Energy OfficerPosted on March 3, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — The State Senate has confirmed Scott J. Glenn to serve as Hawaii’s first chief energy officer. Glenn will lead the Hawaii State Energy Office in its mission to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation.
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Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9
Hawaii’s First Foreign-Trade Zone Administrator Honored with First Ever National AwardPosted on January 22, 2020 in News
Hawaii’s first Foreign-Trade Zone administrator, Homer A. Maxey, is being honored by the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) with its first ever, annual award inaugurated in his name.
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